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Rafa Expects Gerrard To Be Fit

06 Apr 2009 08:09:00

Rafa Expects Gerrard To Be Fit

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez expects Steven Gerrard to be fit for the first leg of the Reds' Champions League clash with Chelsea on Wednesday night. Gerrard was replaced in injury-time during the Reds' last-gasp win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday. The midfielder was suffering from a tight groin and his late substitution placed a question mark over his availability for the quarter-final, first leg. However Benitez is optimistic the injury will not be serious enough to keep his captain out of Chelsea's vist to Anfield. "Steven had some problems, but I think he will be okay for Wednesday," said Benitez. "He was a little bit tired and he felt something a bit tight. We will see."


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